Animesh Roul, "Recruitment drive - Islamist groups urge India's Muslims to join jihad," IHS Jane's Intelligence Review, March 2014

Key Points

  • Jihadist discourse over the past year has exhorted India's sizeable Muslim population to participate in jihad, either abroad or targeting the Indian state.

  • Despite Indian nationals' involvement in transnational terrorist plots, and a substantial indigenous insurgent campaign through the late 2000s, Indian Muslims have typically avoided the jihadist call.

  • There is a risk that the more recent jihadist appeals will have greater success in enticing India's typically moderate and socially integrated Muslim population.

Transnational militant Islamist groups such as Al-Qaeda and its affiliates have been making increasingly strenuous efforts to attract India's sizeable Muslim population to global jihad.

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Jane's Intelligence Review, March 2014
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